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Winnipeg Jets defeated Blues 5-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and had an assist, Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night.

Kyle Connor, Blake Wheeler and Cole Perfetti also scored and Mark Scheifele added a few assists. The Jets have won three straight and seven of eight. They are 7-0-1 in their last eight games against St. Louis.

Robert Thomas and Josh Leivo scored for the Blues, who lost for the fifth time in their last six games. Thomas Greiss, who played in back-to-back games for the first time this season, made 15 saves.

Dubois gave the Jets a 1-0 lead with 4:11 left in the first period, shooting a one-timer from the slot of Greiss’ stick.

Connor added to the lead 27 seconds into the second period after Michael Eyssimont’s pass went behind three defenders, creating the rush.

Wheeler’s power play goal made it 3-0 in 4:06 of the second. Winnipeg has scored at least one power play goal in six games in a row, going 8 for 20.

It was the sixth time in the last nine penalties that St. Louis conceded a goal. The Blues came last in the NHL in the game after the penalty kill with 64.9%.

Thomas got the Blues on the board with 1:24 left in the second, extending his points streak to five games.

Dubois stopped the comeback and lifted a backhander that got past Greiss to make it 4-1 for the Jets at 7:39 of the third period.

Leivo scored for the Blues midway through the third inning, and Perfetti iced the game for the Jets with an empty net goal.

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